“Narcan (naloxone) blocks or reverses the effects of opioid medication, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness…(Narcan) is used to treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation.”¹
Supporting Addiction Treatment Programs Providing Narcan Training
As an EHR provider to opioid treatment programs, SMART Management, Inc. is proud to support life saving recovery initiatives like Narcan training. Our partners deliver treatment services like counseling and medication-assisted treatment. Unfortunately, sometimes individuals succumb to opioid addiction. This is when other measures, like the delivery of Narcan, are necessary to save lives.
The availability of this life saving drug is increasing state-by-state as communities are desperately trying to catch up with the startling number of overdose deaths. The availability of Narcan is no longer limited to hospital ER’s. Because of the increase in demand, availability has extended to police, emergency response professionals, school clinics, and even to those who know someone who is addicted and at risk. However, Narcan training is needed for those seeking the ability to carry and administer this drug.
Staten Island University Hospital, Boston Public Health, and Brandywine Counseling are just a few addiction treatment facilities that have taken that crucial extra step and are offering certified overdose prevention training, via Narcan, to their communities. First of all, attendees learn how to identify the signs of overdose. Attendees will then learn how to administer Narcan. Finally, at the completion of training they will receive a free rescue kit. ²,³
If you, or someone you know wants to learn about overdose prevention and Narcan training in your area please visit SAMHSA’s website.
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